Course details

CRICOS course code: 079811A

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

Shape the future of education with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education by promoting the interdependence of research, learning and change

RMIT’s Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education cultivates high-level skills in research processes, communication, analysis and synthesis of knowledge in education.

Graduates of this doctorate degree will develop the skills required to conduct independent research.

Individually supervised research programs are available in:

primary education
secondary education
early childhood education
information and communication technology (ICT) and educational curriculum
higher education
discipline specific-areas – literacy, numeracy, science, arts and creative arts, social science, curriculum design and sustainability.

What you will gain through this program

Through undertaking an original, substantial and rigorous research project, you will contribute to the knowledge base in your chosen field.

You will develop a thesis or research project that makes a substantial and original contribution to an existing body of knowledge.

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At RMIT, you’ll be studying at an institution with expert teachers, passionate researchers, and strong connection to industry.

Career

This program equips you with a nationally and internationally recognised qualification. Graduates are employed in tertiary academic positions, research centres and institutes, and senior leadership and management positions in a variety of education environments.

You may also be employed in senior leadership and management positions in government, non-government organisations and corporations.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
29,760 Per Year 01 Nov 2022 3 years
Read more3-4 years

Full time
RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia

Entry criteria

The minimum requirements for admission to a PhD program are:

a bachelor degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours. The degree should include a research component comprised of a thesis, other research projects or research methodology courses that constitute at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent). The applicant must have achieved at least a distinction average in the final year; or
a master degree that includes a research component comprised of at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent) with an overall distinction average or a master degree without a research component with at least a high distinction average; or
evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or experience that satisfies the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Training and Development or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program.

At RMIT a grade of distinction represents academic achievement of 70% or higher and a high distinction is 80% or higher.

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 7.0 (with no individual band below 6.5)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 94 (with minimum of 19 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 24 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 65 (with no communication band less than 58)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 185 with no less than 176 in any component.

Address

RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia
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